Boardstar, Inc. evolves business model, expands nonprofit services

Boardstar, Inc. will become Project Pivot using a cohort-based education model dedicated to improving board governance and civic engagement in the midwest.

MILWAUKEE, WI – The change from Boardstar to Project Pivot is more than a name change, it is an important milestone in the history of our organization.  This organizational evolution reflects our broader commitment to nonprofit governance not just in Southeastern Wisconsin, but in the Midwest as a region.  It also reflects our growing expertise in bringing the right players and research to the table to shape the future of board governance and drive impact in their communities.

In response to wide-ranging changes in the nonprofit sector in the Midwest and nationally, Pivot will redirect focus from BoardStar’s previous model of localized public trainings to a cohort-based learning and sharing model, designed to build and equip leaders for true community impact.  Our goal is to engage and support leaders from all sectors by connecting them with each other, building partnerships between the nonprofit sector and the corporate community, and leveraging the resources necessary for those leaders to strategically carry out their missions.

BoardStar, a longtime partner with local nonprofits, has advocated for partnership and collaboration amongst nonprofit entities by offering a customizable array of programs and services including workshops, networking events, and custom trainings.  Given the trends in recent years towards a more collaborative approach to community impact, Pivot seeks to activate its network and integrate national trends in governance with local leadership who are connected to the issues in our community.  The organization will continue to offer custom trainings to groups throughout the Midwest and provide access to a growing library of podcasts and webinars.

Pivot is actively seeking project partnerships throughout the Midwestern community.  Please contact us or look around the site to learn more, build a custom training for your organization or become a partner.

Return to will close on January 6, 2016.

Transition Update

With the organizational shift to Project Pivot, BoardStar membership levels will be ending.  Most of the membership benefits for individuals and organizations, such as the podcast and access to resources, will be continued as public benefits from Pivot.  The BoardStar site will stay up until the end of January 2016, but at that point we will be moving the podcasts to iTunes and some resources to the Pivot website. 

We have removed membership as a part of our structure to focus on high impact programs and projects on a more in-depth level.   We will be working with organization and corporations in different ways, which are outlined on our new website.  If your organization would like to work with Pivot in an ongoing manner moving forward, please reach out to us!

If you are a current member, we will be emailing you with the transition plan into Pivot, your previous investment will not be lost.  Our organizational and corporate partners will have a structure to build a formal partnership and that information will be sent out in a follow up email as well.  If you have questions on the new structure or membership, please email Steve at